Thyroid Eye Disease

5/29/2020

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is an eye condition that causes the immune system to attack the muscles and other tissues around the eyes which can result in inflammation around the soft tissues behind the eye and the muscles that control eye movements. TED is known by other names such as Graves’ Ophthalmopathy (GO), Thyroid-associated Orbitopathy […]

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Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol)

5/29/2020

Hypercholesterolemia is a condition characterized by high cholesterol accumulation in the body. High cholesterol can be inherited, but it’s often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, which make it preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and sometimes medication can help reduce high cholesterol. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol and a blood […]

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Where do I get a second opinion

5/26/2020

You have many options when you’re looking for a second opinion. You can ask your doctor for a recommendation, you can ask friends and family, you can do hours & hours of research and interviews with doctors or you can sit on your couch and go to SecondOpinions.com online. SecondOpinions.com is the latest advancement in […]

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Glaucoma

5/18/2020

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that causes damage to the optic nerve which is the nerve that supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, the result of abnormally high pressure inside your eye. Over time, the increased pressure can destroy your optic nerve tissue, which […]

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Hepatitis Awareness Month

5/15/2020

May is the month of Hepatitis awareness. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. There are a few types of hepatitis such as A, B, C, and alcoholic hepatitis. The most common way to catch hepatitis is by a viral infection. However, there are a few other causes as well. Hepatitis can occur from medications, […]

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When to seek a Second Opinion

5/13/2020

There are no rules on when to get a Second Opinion. Usually one thinks about getting a Second Opinion when they are not totally satisfied with the treatment they are having. That is reason enough to seek one. Taking action when it comes to your health care will bring you the peace of mind you […]

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Obesity

5/12/2020

Obesity is an unhealthy lifestyle no one wishes to have. Obesity has many side effects from trouble sleeping, to varicose veins, skin problems, and many other uncomfortable side effects. Obesity can make medical exams hard to perform and can limit the exam resulting in insufficient findings. In the past a woman went to the doctor […]

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

5/8/2020

Despite what most people think, arthritis is not a single disease. “Arth” refers to the joints, and “itis” refers to inflammation. Arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States. It affects about one in four adults overall. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis affecting people of all […]

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Telehealth and Telemedicine

5/6/2020

Telehealth or Telemedicine, you’ve heard the terms, more so now, than probably ever before. But what are they? Are they the same thing? Both terms have been around for quite a while, but with the current state of the world, most people are hearing these terms for the first time. Wikipedia describes them as “the […]

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Congenital Heart Disease

5/3/2020

Congenital heart disease is a birth defect with problems to the heart’s structure and function present at birth. It is one of the most common birth defects that causes death in the first year of life. Most congenital heart problems are structural issues like holes and leaky valves which can be heart valve deformities, complications […]

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